The Many Talents of Carly Booth

If you're on Instagram, like golf babes, and are not following Carly Booth, well, what's wrong with you? The Scottish lass and Ladies European Tour winner shares lots of pics, quite a few of them of the bikini or clubwear variety. Fore!

And she has many talents. Such as dancing up a storm in the clubs:

And walking on her hands:

She's a fun follow. Check her out at instagram.com/carlyabooth.

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Lexi Thompson's 'Golf Punk' Photo Shoot

If you're a Lexi Thompson fan (heck, even if you're not - but, c'mon, how many Golf Babes readers aren't?) you'll definitely want to check out the latest online edition of Golf Punk magazine. It features an interview with the LPGA wunderkind, accompanied by a photo shoot that proves "little" Lexi is all grown up.

Here's a screenshot of the title page:

And here's a quartet of images that Lexi posted on Instagram, calling these "some of my favorite images" from the Golf Punk shoot:

If you're not familiar with Golf Punk, it's a UK magazine that was around for many years as a print publication. After a hiatus of several years, it relaunched a few years back as an online publication. Golf Punk has always presented golf with an attitude, and since it is aimed primarily at a male audience it has always presented golf with babes, too. Each issue typically features a "Bunker Babes" section (models posing on golf courses) and/or a "Swinging Sirens" section, which includes photo shoots with professional golfers or with celebrities who golf. Or, to put it another way, Golf Punk gets the Golf Babes seal of approval. We've highlighted Golf Punk content here several times before.

Lexi's photo shoot is accompanied by an interview, and keeping with the Golf Punk approach, the questions asked are not necessarily your typical golf questions. Some of them are cheeky. Here's is Lexi's response to one:

The best pickup line I've ever heard? Hah ... It has to be, 'Girl are you tired? Because you've been running through my mind all day.'

Hmmm, I have a feeling Lexi will be hearing much better than that going forward.

To check out the interview and Lexi Thompson photos, you can read the Golf Punk issue online here:
http://view.ceros.com/golf-punk/golfpunk-issue-9-ryder-cup/p/1

Anna Rawson, Blair O'Neal in Golf Digest's 'Sexiest Shots in Golf' Series

Way back in 2006, Golf Babes was born - originally inspired by, among several others, the golfers/models Anna Rawson and Blair O'Neal. Now, these many years later, Anna and Blair are part of the same video series: Golf Digest's "Sexiest Shots in Golf."

The videos - which Golf Digest posts on its own website as well as on its YouTube channel - feature O'Neal or Rawson demonstrating how to play a particular golf shot. GD started posting and promoting the clips in mid-2014.

First up, one of Anna's photos and clips:

And now it's Blair's turn:

You can find all "Sexiest Shots in Golf" videos to date - and keep up with new ones as they added - by visiting GD's YouTube playlist.

Michelle Wie's Golf Digest Cover

That's the October 2014 Golf Digest cover, with Michelle Wie. And that's significant: GD had gotten into some hot water with women's golf fans for a couple recent covers that featured women - but not professional golfers - in sexy attire. A TV broadcaster in one case, a celebutante in another. Yet, the magazine hadn't had a female golfer on its cover since 2008.

Until October 2014, and Michelle Wie. Good for Wie. Good for GD.

Minjee Lee Goes Pro

Photo by Golf Australia

The world's No. 1-ranked amateur is an amateur no more. A day after helping Team Australia win the World Amateur Championship, 18-year-old Minjee Lee announced she is turning pro.

The announcement was made in a video posted to YouTube by Golf Australia:

Lee has won a slew of top amateur tournaments, including the U.S. Girls Amateur Championship in 2012 and the Australian Women's Amateur in 2013 and 2014. And she's played in plenty of pro tournaments already, too, including Top 25 finishes in both the U.S. Women's Open and the Kraft Nabisco Championship this year. She was part of Team Australia at the LPGA's inaugural International Crown (the only amateur in the field), and won the ALPG's Oates Victorian Open this year.

Get used to hearing about Minjee Lee. Her winning ways are very likely to continue in the professional ranks.

Emily Talley Becomes Brand Ambassador for Bandit Wines

It figures Emily Talley has an appreciation for wine. She grew up in the Napa Valley, after all.

Talley, a native of Napa, Calif., now gets to enjoy a glass of red (or white, or ...) as part of the job: The Big Break NFL champ and 2014 Symetra Tour member is a new "brand ambassador" for Bandit wines, a brand from Napa Valley's Trinchero Family Estates.

"Emily is the perfect pairing for Bandit as she is big fan of the brand, and as a Napa native, our community is a big fan of Emily," Bandit's senior marketing manager, John Garaventa, said in the company press release. Added Emily: "It is so special to be joining forces with a company from my hometown and I will do my best to make TFE and Bandit proud!"

Emily will represent Bandit at Symetra Tour events and at the Big Break Invitational tournament (and, hopefully, on the LPGA Tour eventually). More from the press release: "Since going pro, she has been splitting her time between California and Colorado in the offseason training at Napa’s Silverado Resort, Napa Valley Country Club, and CU in Boulder. Emily is planning to return to Northern California full-time this fall."

A golfer (especially one from Napa) is a natural fit to help market Bandit, which touts itself as a wine for those on the go. It's the packaging that sets Bandit apart: "Bandit features premium varietal wines packaged in lightweight, portable and environmentally friendly Tetra Pak cartons," the Bandit website explains. "Do not let the box fool you — the Tetra Pak is unbreakable, portable and recyclable. It is the perfect pick for wine drinkers on the go. With the inconvenient expense of manufacturing bottles and corks, the Tetra Pak just makes sense (and cents)! It allows for more eco- and cost-friendly shipping, which protects the Earth and enables the winemakers to reinvest their time, energy and cash toward making each varietal a one-of-a-kind experience."

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